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Taxonomy
Family:
VENERIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Veneroidea (Superfamily)
> Veneridae (Family)
> Venerupis (Genus)
> largillierti (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Metis H. & A. Adams, 1857
=Myrsus H. & A. Adams, 1858
=Paphirus Finlay, 1926
=Pullastra G.B. Sowerby I, 1826
=Venerupis (Paphirus) Finlay, 1926
=Venerupis (Venerupis) Lamarck, 1818
Synonymised Names:
=Ruditapes largillierti (Philippi, 1847)
=Venerupis (Ruditapes) largillierti (Philippi, 1847)
=Venus intermedia Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Venus largillierti Philippi, 1847
Images: Venerupis largillierti (Philippi, 1849)
Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ. 39mm
Washed up at Tokerau Beach, Northland, NZ. 32mm
Taxonomy
Family:
VENERIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Veneroidea (Superfamily)
> Veneridae (Family)
> Venerupis (Genus)
> largillierti (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Metis H. & A. Adams, 1857
=Myrsus H. & A. Adams, 1858
=Paphirus Finlay, 1926
=Pullastra G.B. Sowerby I, 1826
=Venerupis (Paphirus) Finlay, 1926
=Venerupis (Venerupis) Lamarck, 1818
Synonymised Names:
=Ruditapes largillierti (Philippi, 1847)
=Venerupis (Ruditapes) largillierti (Philippi, 1847)
=Venus intermedia Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Venus largillierti Philippi, 1847
Details: Venerupis largillierti (Philippi, 1849)
Size/Grows to:
Width 70mm, Height 55mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart, Chathams, Auckland and Campbell Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil
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